Robotic Surgery

What Is Robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery. Minimally invasive essentially means that instead of operating on patients through, medium-to-large incisions, your doctor operates a range of robotic surgical instruments that fit through a series of quarter-inch 8mm or 10mm incisions.

Robotic surgery is the future of medicine.

It is important to note that whilst robotic surgery technology doesn’t outright replace the skill of your doctor, it does offer a new and precise platform for performing certain procedures in a minimally invasive fashion and has been found to offer significant patient benefits, including shorter hospital stay, less blood loss, less pain, reduced risk of infection and faster recovery.

The end result of robotic surgery means that your doctor is granted an unprecedented level of control and precision in a minimally invasive environment. Utilising this advanced technology, our surgeons are able to perform a growing number of complex surgical procedures. Since these procedures can now be performed through very small incisions, patients experience a number of benefits compared to open surgery, including:

  • Less trauma on the body
  • Minimal scarring
  • Faster recovery time

The benefits of robotic surgery:

The opportunity provided by modern innovation in robotic surgery has a range of benefits that in some cases, greatly decrease the risks of comparative non-robotic surgeries. Some of them include:

  • Decreased risk of infection
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • A decrease in overall blood loss
  • Lower blood transfusion rates
  • Reduced surgical complications
  • Lower risk of infection

Dr Manolitsas is a leader in Robotic Surgery

  • He was the first gynaecologist in Australia to embrace robotic surgery
  • He has been performing Robotic Surgery for more than 12 years
  • He is a DaVinci recognised proctor in Robotics, and has supervised the training of more than 20 of his colleagues.
  • He has presented results of his work at meetings in Australia and USA
  • He has devised and published a new robotic surgical technique to facilitate difficult
    hysterectomy for endometrial cancer, where the uterus may have previously been considered too large.
  • He sits on the robotic surgery committee at Cabrini Hospital (and previously Epworth )